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Market report: trade talks progress, IWG strikes Japan deal and Rio Tinto plans extra investment

Increasing hopes that the US and China will finally put their long-running trade dispute behind them gives investors a welcome lift as we begin a new trading week, but the ongoing lack of corporate news continues to act as a brake on hubris in the UK. In early deals the FTSE 100 remains largely directionless, drifting six points lower to 7,431.01, although FTSE 250 mid-caps are doing better, up ...

Market report: Next basks in glow of summer sales boom, Card Factory weak, CMC warns

UK fashion retailer Next (NXT) has lifted its full year profit forecast by £10m to £727m after it saying that trading in August was better than expected. Shares in the FTSE 100 high street operator shot to the top of the FTSE 100 leader board in early trade on Tuesday after the company revealed ‘we did not experience any material loss of sales in August or early September.’ The shares ...

Market report: Diageo on track despite currencies headwind while Aston Martin eyes £5bn IPO

International drinks maker Diageo (DGE) says the year has started well but goes on to warn that currency market volatility is hurting sales and profits. The maker of Guinness and Smirnoff vodka tells investors that it expects sales to be reduced by £175m this year and operating profits to fall by £45m directly because of FX fluctuations. Last year to 30 June 2018 the company posted £12.2bn ...

Market report: Investors toast Fevertree figures, Superdry founder flogs stock and Drax hurt by downtime

Fancy mixer drinks supplier Fevertree Drinks (FEVR:AIM) storms more than 10% higher in early trade on Tuesday after indicating it will beat full year forecasts. Shares in the AIM favourite fizz 355p up to £38.10 on word that full year results will be ‘comfortably ahead’ of expectations, as the premium drinks maker reported a 35% jump in first half core earnings on the back of strong sales ...
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